Layla's mother has died. She misses her mother so much. Layla wants to fly on the back of a bird to see her mother again. Her wish comes true one special night when she has a magical dream. When she wakes up, Layla tells her grandmother about her dream. Did she really fly on the back of a bird? Did she really see her mommy again? Missing Mommy is a beautiful story on love, loss, and healing. Written for one special girl many years ago, Missing Mommy is w dedicated to all children everywhere.
Diane Kaufman, MD is a poet, artist, and child psychiatrist. Her passion and gift is transforming trauma into creativity. She is the founder and director of Arts Medicine for Health & Healing. Her story, Bird That Wants to Fly, inspired a children's opera by composer Michael Raphael, performed by Trilogy: An Opera Company, and narrated by the actor, Danny Glover. Dr. Kaufman has been honored for her practice of humanism in medicine, and presents internationally on arts and healing.